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Q: Was Ciri a mere househelper/caregiver or a common-law wife?
It is fascinating to note, here, that in 1939 Professor Willis outlined strikingly similar interpretive (and constitutional) developments occurring in Canada where the courts, in the absence of a bill of rights or even a constitutional separation of powers, 'used their power of statutory interpretation and their control of the prerogative writs to establish a common-law Bill of Rights.
As Robert Leckey says, "scholars differ when defining common-law constitutionalism and classifying the research done under its banner.
The challenge to include common-law spouses was made by defence counsel, acting for their clients whose common-law spouses were compelled to testify as Crown witnesses in a first-degree murder trial.
He compares the lawmaking process by the Roman jurisconsults to the common-law judge that Hayek describes in LLL.
FN2:) Summary judgment, dismissing so much of plaintiff's complaint as alleged violations of Labor Law [section][section] 200 and 241 (6) and common-law negligence, was granted in the property owners' favor.
Judges make the common law and apply it, giving them a large measure of control over the resolution of common-law disputes.
8) In addition, partner killings (or "mariticides") occurred more frequently in common-law unions than in legal marriages or in any other domestic or romantic arrangement.
Pejovich distinguishes common law and civil law, arguing that precedents and the fear of being overturned by a higher court constrain common-law judges, whereas in civil-law countries, being faithful to the laws that legislators enact and the threat of reversal by a higher court constrain the judges' behavior.
the workers' compensation scheme would no longer represent 'a reasonable trade off of workers' common-law tort rights.
directly on the common-law rule discussed below in Part III, explaining
In summary, we need not decide whether the FSIA applies to a former official of a foreign government (a close and interesting question), because if the FSIA does not apply, a former official may still be immune under common-law principles that pre-date, and survive, the enactment of the FSIA.
The routine practice of e-mail forwarding violates principles of common-law copyright regardless of what the Federal Copyright Act says.
common-law readings of the term best accords with the overall